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Laois man to stand trial for murder of Aoife Phelan

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A Portlaoise man will go on trial tomorrow charged with murdering a 30-year-old woman at Capoley Portlaoise in 2012.

Robert Corbet (25) of Sheffield Cross County Laois was arraigned at Dublin Central Criminal Court today.

Dressed in a grey suit and tie, the accused pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

The court heard that Mr Corbet’s plea of manslaughter was not accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions from Isobel Kennedy SC prosecuting.

The court heard that the deceased Aoife Phelan had been working at Hermitage in Portlaoise prior to her death.

The alleged murder took place between ….read more

Vasel Jahiri

Deceased's brother gives evidence of assault by accused

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Vesel Jahiri (33))

by Ruaidhri Giblin

The brother of a mother of two has given evidence to a jury that the accused man violently assaulted him and drove off with his sister hours before her death.

Vesel Jahiri, of Louth Village, Dundalk but originally from Kosovo, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan at Allendale Glen, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 on September 21 2012.

The thirty-three year old has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Anna Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

On the opening day of the trial, prosecuting counsel Patrick Marrinan SC told the jury that the couple’s ….read more

Shelia Flannery

Former horse trainer settles dispute over site

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A retired horse breeder and trainer has resolved her High Court action against a business man she claimed wrongly transferring a plot of her land into his own name.

Shelia Flannery claims she had in August 1996 put a plot of land in Dunboyne, Co Meath, in Sean Kavanagh’s name for safe keeping and on the understanding he would keep the site in trust for her benefit.

Ms Flannery, Lissadel Court, Drimnagh, Dublin, claimed she had trusted Mr Kavanagh and that he was then her partner in an equine venture but he later transferred the property into his name

Mr Kavanagh, ….read more

justice new

Dublin man who killed his father with bayonet not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin man, who killed his elderly father with a World War I sword hours after being released from prison, has been found not guilty of his murder by reason of insanity.

Both the prosecution and the defence had called for the special verdict, after detailed assessments of the accused by consultant psychiatrists at the Central Mental Hospital.

Edward Boylan Jnr (31) of no fixed abode admitted causing the death of Edward Boylan Snr on January 6th or 7th 2012. However, he pleaded not guilty to the 74-year-old’s murder at his flat in the Ravensdale Close retirement complex in Crumlin.

His Central Criminal ….read more


Pensioner fails in bid to hang on to council owned home

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has dismissed a 70-year-old Dublin man’s bid to remain in the council owned house that has been his family home since the 1950′s.

Edward Lattimore had challenged Dublin City Council’s refusal to allow him succeed to the tenancy of a three bedroomed house at 21 Ennis Grove, Irishtown in Dublin 4, which his family moved into in 1956.

In a judgement today Mr Justice Iarfhlaith Ó Neill upheld the refusal after holding DCC’s refusal did not breach Mr Lattimore’s constitutional rights and rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

The court heard Mr Lattimore moved to England ….read more

Anthony Carroll

Two Cork men jailed for six years for possession of handguns

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Anthony Carroll (31))

A stone mason and fluent French speaker and another man have been sentenced to six years by the Special Criminal Court for the possession of two loaded handguns found inside a pencil case.

Brian Walsh (44) and his co-accused Anthony Carroll (31) were both wearing forensic suits when the van they were in was searched by gardai on Deanrock Avenue in Togher on February 23 last year.

Walsh, with an address at Connolly Road, Ballyphehane, and Carroll, of Curaheen Close, Bishopstown had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful possession of a Walther pistol, a Smith & Wesson revolver and ….read more

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